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Elections 2018: Clark County Elections Officials Prepare For Tuesday

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.
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Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.

Clark County is gearing up for Election Day, and county voters will decide a number of candidate races and ballot issues.

Among them are a renewal levy to fund mental health and addiction services, and a county commissioner seat.

Voters will also consider whether to put fluoride treatment into Springfield City water with a ballot measure that supporters say would increase dental hygiene for residents. 

Clark County Board of Elections Director Jason Baker says the county has been proactive in preparing for what could be stronger voter turnout.

“We’ve ordered enough ballots to handle the turnout of the 2016 election," says Baker. "So, I'm hoping people get out there and vote and I’m hoping we’re busy. This is a big election, not only for local candidates but statewide candidates as well.”

Baker says the county saw about a 20-percent increase in absentee and early voting since the last gubernatorial election in 2014.

“Back in 2014, there was a 44 percent turnout and in 2016, the presidential election, there was a 70.5-percent turnout," says Baker. "So, I’m hoping we’ll be somewhere in between there, 50 to 55-percent turnout would be great.”

For more information about how, and where, to vote, visit MyOhioVote.com.